West Queen West Hotel

West Queen West Hotel

1521 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6R 1A5 Canada
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#126 of 126 hotels in Toronto
2.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
2.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
1.5 of 5 bubbles
Value

See why so many travellers make West Queen West Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Toronto. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as West Queen West (2.5 km) and Graffiti Alley (3.6 km), guests of West Queen West Hotel can easily experience some of Toronto's most well known attractions.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a convenience store, and you can go online as West Queen West Hotel offers guests free wifi. Guests are also welcome to enjoy free breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, there is paid private parking available on-site.

Toronto has plenty of Mediterranean restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Byblos, Luci Restaurant, and Cibo Wine Bar, which are serving up some great dishes.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Roncesvalles Village (0.9 km), Sunnyside Park (0.9 km), and Lamport Stadium (1.5 km), which are some popular Toronto attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

At West Queen West Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Toronto.

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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Internet
Baggage storage
Room features
Room service
Complimentary toiletries
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Serbian, Ukrainian

Location

1521 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6R 1A5 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 67 out of 100
67
Toronto Island Airport
Toronto Pearson Intl Airport
15.6 km
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Bethany S wrote a review Jun 2023
1 contribution
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
worst experience ever at a hotel (if you can even call this a hotel). This place should be shut down. No door handles, stained sheets, what looks like mold in bathroom and overall unkept and very dirty!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Judy M wrote a review May 2017
4 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked this hotel through the recommendation of booking.com...don't ever stay at this hotel ..myself and family feared for our lives from other guests ..actually had to threaten calling the police ...when we explained our concerns to the front desk and checked out they would not refund our money so we had to pay for this horrible place then pay another place to stay ...I never post reviews of hotels or hotel booking sites but I'm so mortified I feel I need to share with others .. I do not recommend this hotel at all and I also do not use booking.com
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gabriellaskanshed wrote a review Mar 2017
Lund, Sweden32 contributions12 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for one night. To begin with the reception was next door to the hotel (which was locked) and there was no sign that this was the recetion, I accidentally walked in next door and there it was. The guy in the reception was going to charge me for the stay but I said I have already been charged online so he wanted me to check my account and then he walked off. Anyway So finally in my room there is a bed and a chest of drawers, thats it. Feels dirty and filthy, the pillows are so gross I couldn't even put my head on them, the bed is full of hair. Weird people here, at one point som guy (room service he said) who seemed like he was on drugs knocked on my door and asked for my name as he said they didn't have my booking card downstairs. I didnt get a private washroom so had to share. Im used to sharing washrooms as I often stay at hostels but this one was gross! The walls were paper thin and people were loud and seemed kinda weird, like on drugs... this place just weirded me out! Will never stay here again!
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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alex t wrote a review May 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the queens west hotel for three nights recently. I was not sure what to expect when i booked besides the price being very affordable . As soon as a checked in, the front desk was very accommodating and also explained in detail where i could dine in the area. I was very impressed at the cleanliness and safety of the queens west. Highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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mcbrescia wrote a review Aug 2016
14 contributions49 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Reserved a doubled with a private batroom the "manager" try to send us to a small room with the private bathroom outside in the corridor. Changed with an another room very minimal it seems to be ok and solved because we are here just to visit the city. What a surprise when we came back from our visit. You cannot stop aircondition. Cold air and noise came up the bad. There are no sheets on the bad. Immagine what it means. No towels. No commodities at all. No security at all. The lobby does not exist. The back door is always open neither assurance of the manager that told us that during the night it stay closed and it was available just for us to take the luggage. I checked twice last night that door is always opened. Near the "hotel" around the street there are a lot of junkies. It is not a safe place. I tryed to call the 'manager' a lot of times but he seem available just for check in and for take the money. No answer at all. At the bottom floor just a step away the "roncey studio artist" practicing drum till evening late. It seems they are in our room. Impossible to sleep. At the moment it is 22:17 they still hit their 'instruments'. Bad experience at all!!! Avoid this place. I want my money back!!!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Heather S wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s a waste of time and money booking with them. Hotel owners were rude themselves. Place overall is so disgusting that I was afraid of catching a disease. Not cleaned, black mold all over inside shower, no outlet covers, curtain rod falling out of wall.
WHAT A JOKE OF A HOTEL !! And how are they even in business or operating for that matter!!! So many health and safety issues wrong with the place !!
And then the owners trying to get away with not reimbursing my mother for not staying there. Couldn’t stay there because it was that disgusting !!!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Janice S wrote a review Aug 2018
Salford, United Kingdom52 contributions191 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived in Toronto so excited about our visit to Canada & Hawaii. Our friend Darren put a lot of work into booking hotels, a meal at the CN Tower etc. After a long day travelling from the UK, we arrived at West Queen West Hotel. Our first impression was disbelief! We were told to go next door and up the stairs with 4 heavy suitcases. We went into the bedrooms and we were horrified. This place is not a hotel. Its a filthy and disgusting hovel and we would never ever recommend it. Not only were we shocked at how dirty and really run down the rooms were but the front door did not lock and the bedroom door locks were flimsy as were the doors. We spoke to the staff and they tried to fob us off with excuses. Our first and only night was ruined due to not feeling safe, dirty bedding and rooms but feeling like things were crawling on you in the dark. The bed was like a board and far too uncomfortable to sleep on. We were told that breakfast was included. We had no.intention of eating anything but went to have a look out of curiosity. It was appalling, the milk was thick and off and people were waiting for the receptionist who was extremely busy to go and get supplies. We explained to her how we felt and asked for a refund which she gave us. To our knowledge, there were 6 other people who complained and left for the same reasons. It's a horrible run down cesspit.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sweentezz T wrote a review Jul 2018
1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff at reception is wery welcoming and friendly, the grooms are spacious, clean, and simplified. i highly reccomend this hotel for your short stays its so worth it , the location is great close to the water and easy downtoen access
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Date of stay: June 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jill wrote a review May 2018
Mount Royal, Canada110 contributions42 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow, don’t let the reviews scare you.

I’ve travelled to a few places around the world and I’ve seen worse.

Pros
Host Michael at the entrance is A+
Parking on site, few steps away
Several restaurants to buy food from steps away
Location is few minutes from many key tourist attractions

Cons
Walls are thin you can hear people talk. I can sleep like a baby even if a tank rolled into the building, so no issue for me.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jensom wrote a review Dec 2017
Toronto, Canada283 contributions109 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We reached the hotel and I had to wait for an hour for someone since there wasnt even a number posted where we could call.
The area was very seedy with a lot of homeless people around and the hotel was more like a shop front with dirty sofas strewn around and no security at all. VERY different from the pictures posted.
I had pre-paid my first nights stay here ( we were supposed to stay for a week), but as soon as someone come in, I cancelled the rest of my stay and booked another hotel (at 300% the cost) just to get out of there.
I obviously did not get a refund!
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Date of stay: November 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Dont choose a room at all.
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Kristi S asked a question Jul 2018
How late can you check in?
Answer from Peter O
Ottawa, Canada142 contributions36 helpful votes
Not too late like later in the evening, they post it on their website
carmen19951995 asked a question Aug 2016
is There a place to Park free ?
April L wrote a tip Sep 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not a safe place. No way to get out in case of fire. Do not allow this place to be available on hotel sites."
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patrick V wrote a tip Jul 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t even bother to try and book this. Just spend a few buck more on a place that’s a real hotel. This is a sketchy crack place!"
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Petr wrote a tip Jan 2020
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"please don't go"
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Maureen M wrote a tip Aug 2019
Ruislip26 contributions21 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't bother there are no good rooms."
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Charles C wrote a tip May 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just don't go there it stinks,don't use your card either they will charge you."
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Roncey Hotel
LOCATION
CanadaOntarioTorontoLittle Tibet / Parkdale / South Parkdale / West End / Old Toronto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about West Queen West Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to West Queen West Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Budapest Park (0.5 km), Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine (0.06 km), and West End Comics (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at West Queen West Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, room service, and baggage storage.
Is parking available at West Queen West Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to West Queen West Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Glory Hole Doughnuts, Tibet Kitchen, and Cherry Bomb Coffee.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at West Queen West Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Ukrainian, and Serbian.
Are there any historical sites close to West Queen West Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre (5.2 km), Spadina Museum (5.1 km), and Casa Loma (5.0 km).
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